Results 101–120 of 4926 for speaker:Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: University Officer Training Corps: Aberdeen (3 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Due to a change in the way the Army holds information, the annual costs for each University Officer Training Corps (UOTCs) are only held centrally for the financial year 2017-18 and 2018-19. The information for the financial years prior to 2017 could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The information held is as follows: Location Running costs FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Aberdeen...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: University Officer Training Corps: Aberdeen (3 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The table below shows the number of University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) students by UOTC Location as at 1st April from 2008 to 2018. April 2008 April 2009 April 2010 April 2011 April 2012 April 2013 April 2014 April 2015 April 2016 April 2017 April 2018 ABERDEEN UOTC 180 180 130 100 130 150 180 160 210 210 210 BIRMINGHAM UOTC 200 220 180 170 200 210...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Expenditure (3 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The UK remains committed to spending at least 2% of our GDP on Defence. NATO estimate that we will spend 2.13% of our GDP on Defence in 2019-20.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Mali: Peacekeeping Operations (29 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence is currently evaluating what unit and assets are best suited to the task required by the United Nation. This will be finalised in due course, prior to deployment in 2020. Further information can be found in the written statement made by the then Secretary of State for Defence (Penny Mordaunt) on 22 July 2019, (HCWS1779). UN Mission Update (Word Document, 29.17 KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (29 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The UK took the opportunity to embed personnel with the US Marine Corps and jointly develop the operational capability of the F35-B Lightning aircraft. By taking this collaborative approach, the UK has been able to train its personnel in advance of establishing our own Lightning footprint in the UK. In July this year, personnel returned from the US to establish the Operational Conversion Unit...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft (29 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The next generation acquisition programme will deliver the capability required when Typhoon leaves RAF service. As part of the concept phase, a variety of concepts to deliver the required capability are being considered. These will include hypersonic weapon concepts as part of the next generation combat air system.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army (25 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: As I said to the hon. Member on 8 July, it is difficult to put an exact date on when the Army will reach its full trade trained strength. However, the Army have a series of initiatives in place aimed at improving both recruitment and retention. These are starting to yield benefits but ensuring the Army is at the appropriate size requires sustained effort and investment. However, most...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Yemen: Military Intervention (25 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: This information is not held.The UK is not a member of the Saudi-Led Coalition. We do not have any role in setting Coalition policy, or executing air strikes in Yemen.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Turkey: Arms Trade (25 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: My right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State for Defence (Penny Mordaunt) met with Turkey's Defence Minister in Brussels last month, when she raised our concerns about Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence system. Turkey is a valued NATO Ally, and while we are disappointed that Turkey has chosen to acquire the S-400 we remain committed to our strategic partnership. We will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Gibraltar: Armed Forces (24 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: There is currently no plan to increase the Armed Forces presence in Gibraltar.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ascension Island: Airports (24 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The US Air Force Civil Engineering Centre are expecting tender returns in August 2019 from which the contract will be awarded in the final quarter of 2019.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Falkland Islands: Armed Forces (24 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: There is currently no plan to increase the Armed Forces presence in the Falkland Islands.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Autonomous Weapons (24 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The United Kingdom does not support a ban on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems .The UK considers its extant legal and regulatory framework for the development, assurance and deployment of military systems to be sufficient to ensure that the capabilities we field will always meet our obligations under international law.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Queen Elizabeth (22 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The safety of all Armed Forces personnel is paramount at all times in planning and conducting our operations. All personnel who embark in Royal Navy warships (including HMS Queen Elizabeth) are trained in their core roles, including the operation of equipment, to safely operate in all environments to minimise the risk of accidents. Additionally, they undergo assured training to be able to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers (17 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Each Tide Class tanker conducted their first Replenishment at Sea on the following dates: RFA TIDESPRING replenished RFA WAVE KNIGHT on 13 November 2017. RFA TIDERACE replenished HMS SOMERSET on 21 July 2018. RFA TIDESURGE replenished HMS DEFENDER on 16 February 2019. RFA TIDEFORCE replenished RFA FORT VICTORIA on 1-2 May 2019.

Defence Spending — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Anne-Marie Trevelyan) on introducing the debate. There can be few in Parliament so passionate about the armed forces and I am not surprised that it is she who called the debate. It has been highly constructive and has demonstrated a gratifying commitment to the...

Defence Spending — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: I doubt it. As has been said, the first duty of any Government is the safety and security of the British people at home and abroad. I am proud that the Government have delivered on their NATO pledge to spend at least 2% of GDP on defence. They will be spending more than £186 billion on equipment and equipment support between 2018 and 2028. Aside from ensuring that our armed forces have the...

Defence Spending — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: In his haste to criticise the leadership candidates for their commitments to increase defence spending, can the hon. Gentleman point to a single speech where the Leader of the Labour party—not its defence spokesman—has indicated that he wishes to increase defence spending?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces (16 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence publishes quarterly Service Personnel statistics which include the requested information. The latest edition, with figures as at 1 April 2019, can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-p ersonnel-statistics-2019

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Exercises (16 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Exercise SEA BREEZE concluded on 12 July 2019.


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